Folks in Boston remember Doug Mientkiewicz as a slick-fielding first baseman who made the final putout in Game 4 of the 2004 World Series to give the Sox their first title in 86 years.
The folks in Fort Myers — especially those who call the Fort Myers Miracle their favorite high-A baseball team — know him as a bit of a hot head after his actions over the weekend.
Now a manager for the Fort Myers Miracle, former MLB player Doug Mientkiewicz started a bench-clearing brawl against the Bradenton Marauders.
Think adult Simba against Scar or Aragorn versus that humanoid orc commander thing.
When the leaders from two opposing sides mix it up with each other, you know it's serious.
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Nothing says fun more than a baseball fight. It usually involves a lot of guys standing around making threatening gestures towards each other.
Occasionally, it breaks into flailing kicks or punches, some of which occasionally land, but most just look like over-anxious girl fights.
And then there's this.
No, it wasn't particularly...
Known during his time with the Minnesota Twins for his hard-to-spell last name, his trademark bubble gum bubbles and his defense at first base, Doug Mientkiewicz will now be known as a baseball manager.
The 38-year-old Mientkiewicz was named Monday as the manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins High-A affiliate, for the 2013 season.
"I'm excited to join the Minnesota...
Retired as a player, 37-year-old Doug Mientkiewicz has returned to the Dodgers as an instructor. He just finished a two-week introduction as a guest at the club's instructional league for prospects at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.